Best Film
Deaths Scenes

Introduction



Greatest Movie Death Scenes
(chronological by film title)
Intro | 1915-1929 | 1930-1933 | 1934-1938 | 1939 | 1940-1942 | 1943-1945 | 1946-1947 | 1948-1949
1950-1952 | 1953-1955 | 1956-1957 | 1958-1959
1960-1961 | 1962-1963 | 1964-1966 | 1967-1968 | 1969-1970
1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977-1978 | 1979
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1994 | 1995 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1998 | 1999
2000-2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011

Film Deaths Greatest Movie Death Scenes: Deaths in film scenes have played a huge role in many films. They can be either cool, teary, metaphoric, grisly, scary, bloody, amusing, violent, transcendental, unforgettable, spectacular, frightening, funny, or shocking. Although one usually thinks that death scenes are gory, bloody, and grotesque, they can also be quite moving, magnificent or poignant. The victim's death may be well-deserved, accidental, expected, sudden, or intentional. Some effective death scenes even occur off-screen. A few death scenes are so quintessential that they are freeze-framed. Some are unexpected, some are predictable or complete the arc of a character's life, and others serve as retribution.

Other areas of this website have death scenes also, such as Greatest Last Film Lines, some of which were uttered by a dying character, Greatest Melodramatic Films with many fine death scenes, Greatest Film Scenes with some descriptions of death scenes included, or some of the scenes in Scariest Movie Moments and Scenes.

Total Film Magazine's article (July, 2004 issue), 50 Greatest Movie Deaths is noted here with this symbol (and ranking number #). Its survey was based upon the results of a non-scientific poll taken from interviews with film critics ranking the most highly-rated death scenes in cinematic history. Note: Although there were some excellent and well-deserved choices in the Total Film list, there were many other great death scenes that were among the missing death scenes in Total Film's honored list of "cinema's best daisy-pushers" and "drop-dead moments" - those omissions are included in this comprehensive list from Filmsite.org.

Note: The films that are marked with a yellow star are the films
that "The Greatest Films" site has selected as the 100 Greatest Films.


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